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JAMA Dermatology Clinicopathological Challenge
April 14, 2021

Corrugated Indurated Short Cords on the Neck of a Teenage Girl

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pathology, Tianjin Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated Hospital, Tianjin, China
  • 2Department of Dermatology, Tianjin Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated Hospital, Tianjin, China
JAMA Dermatol. Published online April 14, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.0433

A teenage girl presented with a 1-year history of multiple indurated cords on the anterior neck area. The lesions appeared without an identifiable cause and spread around the neck. The cords eventually covered the entire anterior neck and upper and lower clavicle areas. The skin lesions formed a corrugated pattern at the time of presentation. The patient had previously been treated with moisturizers at a local clinic for 2 months without any signs of improvement. The patient denied any manipulation or trauma at those sites. There was no personal or family history of keloid formation. The girl was otherwise healthy and met normal developmental milestones.

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